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Video Check Roll-Z Professional (VCR-ZP)

The VCR-ZP is a compact colour videomicroscope completely motorized, entirely in aluminium with automatic focusing with step of 1 micron, able to make magnifications between 30X and 2350X (referred to a 14" monitor) on flat and curved surfaces.

The precision of the measurements on Z axis is very very high (2 micron at 1500x), if coupled with our Video View Basic software, which manages the focusing too.

The VCR-ZP can be connected to PC or laptop through its USB camera and make measurements, comparisons and archievements of the images in live.

The micrometrical shifting (10 mm) on X and Y axis of the optical-video header is guaranteed by a stand of high precision on issue, while magnetic power rollers are available, in order to allow, where possible, a stable and safe positioning.

The VCR-ZP is complete of an annular light system with the possibility of changing the corner of origin of the same light in 14 different positions, that will allow the operator also to have a three-dimensional vision of the surfaces under examination.

The focusing in the VCR-ZP system can be done in an automatical, semiautomatical or manual mode depending on the precision and the speed of execution you wish to obtain.

The VCR-ZP is a modular device, it can use the wide range of accessories available for the VCR series, that makes it extremely interesting also in particular applications that only very expensive laboratory videomicroscopes could satisfy.

The use of this videomicroscope directly on the production in the metallographic field is possible thanks to the availability of a kit for coaxial light which allows the vision and the measurements of cracks and various faults on the surfaces of the metals.

Used a lot in the graphic sector of the chalcography for the measurement and check of the engravings for the banknotes printing.


Body VCR-Z motorized Body VCR-Z motorized with 1.3 Mpx USB2.0 CMOS camera (SPT DNS 000684) and millesimal digital comparator Mitutoyo
code SPT OVT 000721


Body VCR-Z motorized with 5Mpx USB3.0 CMOS camera (SPT DNS 000687) and millesimal digital comparator Mitutoyo
code SPT OVT 000722
Stand cx Stand "X-Y" 10 mm
code STAND ZPY 10211
Set annular light Set annular light with magnetic mount for Stand Pro 10177
code SPT OVT 000624
Objective 320X objective code 320-P
750X objective code 750-P
1500X objective code 1500-P
Mouse for motor control Mouse for motor control
cod. SPT TOR 000080
'Video Power' cable Video Power cable for VCR-Z
code SPT OVT 000549
Kit control unit
Kit control unit VCR-Z, power cable, USB cable for the connection to PC. Complete of Video View Basic software of half-automatic and automatic focusing, acquiring, comparing and measruring of the images in live.
code USZ 10449


Camera Software Code
USB2.0 CMOS 5Mpx Video View BASIC VCR-ZP 10207A
USB3.0 CMOS 5Mpx Video View BASIC VCR-ZP 10207B


VCR-Z stand CX VCR-Z stand CX: Set CX for VCR-Z series with stage X-Y "10mm", lighting source CX and 200-CX objective.
code STAND ZCX 10450

As Stand ZCX 10450, but with magnetic rolls
code STAND ZCXM 10451
Couple of magnetic rolls Couple of magnetic rolls for "Stand XY" and "Stand CX" of the VCR-Z series
Length: 132 mm
code SPT OVT 000437
Mini metallic prisms Couple of mini metallic prisms for the perfect stability of cylindrical objects in horizontal position (size: 50x30x30 mm)
code SPT OVT 000626
single prism:
code SPT OVT 000621
Magnetic Stand-Up Magnetic Stand-Up 25 Couple of 90° magnetic angulars, they allows to keep very thin or hardly manipulable objects perfectly aligned and perpendicular to the objective (i.e. thin metallic layers, sheets of paper, plastic, etc.). Size: 25x25x15 mm
code SPT OVT 000489
Spacer ring Spacer ring (height 43 mm) for Stand Lite and Stand xy. Indispensable when you want to use high definition objectives (LDH) or the 15X of the VCR series (field of view: 18.2 x 13.6 mm). To use preferably together with the spacer ring of 24 mm to examine small three-dimensional objects.
code SPT OVT 000396
Spacer ring Spacer ring (height 24 mm) for Stand Lite and Stand xy. To use obligatorily together with the Spacer Ring of 43 mm if you want to examine three-dimensional objects or curved surfaces with LDH objectives or the 15X of the VCR series. With the Stand CX is indispensable to be used in presence of small three-dimensional objects.
code SPT OVT 000399
Cold Light Ring Cold Light Ring 80-120 Lighting source for woking distances of 80-120mm, with high luminous intensity magnetic mount and power regulator for high definition objectives (LDH series). To be used with "Stand CX".
code SPT OVT 000625
Cold light Arms Cold light Arms: Illuminator with two semi-rigid arms, high luminous intensity, cold light, working at 12V and low consumption. Equipped with magnetic connection to be easily positioned.
Technical data:
Power supply: 12V 40 mA
Arms length: 37 cm; Weight: 130 g
code SPT OVT 000369
Power SupplyPower Supply Power Supply 12V 7A rechargeable
Size: 190 x 110 x 100 mm
Weight: 3.5 kg
code UNI OVT 000246


Three Dimensional Explorer Jumbo
Three Dimensional Explorer Jumbo

OBJECTIVES FOR VCR-ZP with Magnetic Mount
(Annular Light)

Code Video mag. referred to a 14" monitor Field of view on any monitor

14 inch monitor
cylinder diameter
VCR-Z Pro Minimum examineable cylinder diameter Maximum examineable depth
VCR-15 15X 18 x 13 mm 115 mm * 9 mm
B-30 30X 9.0 x 6.7 mm 80 mm 3 mm
D-50 50X 5.5 x 4.2 mm 80 mm 1 mm
F-75 75X 3.6 x 2.7 mm 80 mm 4 mm
G-100 100X 2.7 x 2.0 mm 100 mm * 8 mm
H-150 150X 1.8 x 1.4 mm 80 mm 2 mm
♦ 200-P 200X 1.3 x 0.98 mm 215 mm 10 mm
♦ 250-P 250X 1.0 x 0.75 mm 80 mm 6 mm
♦ 320-P 320X 0.85 x 0.64 mm 85 mm * 5 mm
♦ 475-P 475X 0.55 x 0.42 mm 85 mm * 5 mm
♦ 750-P 750X 0.35 x 0.26 mm 80 mm 3 mm
♦ 1100-P 1100X 0.25 x 0.19 mm 85 mm * 5 mm
♦ 1500-P 1500X 0.16 x 0.12 mm 95 mm * 7 mm
♦ 2350-P 2350X 0.12 x 0.09 mm 80 mm 4 mm
♦ Objectives that can also be used with coaxial light.
Escursion on the Z axis of the VCR = 23 mm.
Other objectives are available on request.

* can examine also cylinders having a minimum diameter of 80 mm only if coupled with spacer ring (code SPT OVT 000399).

Annular objectives for VCR-Z Pro

Note: It's possible to inspect cylinders with a diameter of less than 115 mm using suitable supports as in the examples shown in the "Roller Stand" section.


Click on the keys

Every key of the keyboard, represents an image taken using the choosen magnification.

Practical example of employment of a VCR with PRISMS and STAND-UP

Section of a milk carton


Distance between the lighting
source and the plane
Best working distance between a cylinder's surface and the lighting source (Ø min 115 mm) Position the cylinder must have when it has a diameter less than 115 mm

Objects' maximum height if placed on a flat surface: 7 mm Position of the rising supports (prisms) for the inspection of objects with height between 12 and 32 mm Position of the prisms for the inspection of objects with height between 42 and 62 mm

Inspections of multilayered sheets or of very thin profiles through the use of prisms and magnetic STAND-UPs Support (prism) for the inspection of small cylindric objects

For a correct illumination please refer to the following example
Use shims for small cylinders
  YES NO YES     


⇓⇓   Surfaces with Annular Lighting   ⇓⇓
Plexiglas Glass Anilox roll Rotochalcographic cylinder
plexiglass (200X)
treated glass (320X)
Anilox roll (1000X) Ro­to­chal­co­gra­phic
cylinder (750X)
Plexiglas Glass Anilox roll Rotochalcographic cylinder
⇑⇑   Surfaces with Coaxial Lighting   ⇑⇑


Shaded parts
(no visible)
Luminous rays coming from an irregular surface
Lighted parts
Reflected rays forming the visible image

The lighting is supplied by a luminous source which is placed as a ring around the lens. The vision of the object through the lens gives a soft image as the rays are reflected and absorbed in different manners by the various surfaces.
This type of lighting is the most used one as it fits to a greater extent of surfaces of different materials.
Engraving on titanium
Engraving on titanium
Piece of paper
Piece of paper
1 Euro coin
1 Euro coin


The lighting goes through the same axis of the lens.
The light comes perpendicularly on the surface of the object creating a hard image; this is due to the complete return of rays coming from flat surfaces and of those reflecting from slanting surfaces. This system is perfect to visualize engravings of metallic objects.
Engraving on titanium
Engraving on titanium
Piece of paper
Piece of paper
1 Euro coin
1 Euro coin


Code Video
Field of view Maximum examineable depth
200-CX 225X 1.4 x 1.1 mm 15 mm
320-CX 390X 0.7 x 0.5 mm -
475-CX 550X 0.5 x 0.4 mm -
750-CX 950X 0.3 x 0.2 mm -
1100-CX 1380X 0.2 x 0.15 mm -
1500-CX 1810X 0.15 x 0.11 mm -
2350-CX 2750X 0.1 x 0.09 mm -
- The values reported on the tables could be lightly different (5-10%) due to the optical and mechanical unlike series.
- These objectives are usable also with VCR-CX PRO with annular light.


The possibility of inspecting any type of surface with all the wide range of available objectives of the VCR series (25X/2350X) and of the high definition series (LDH), will give a safe certainty to the operator to be able to use his device in almost all the occasions.

The difference between the set for annular light Professional and the annular light Lite one is the possibility, for the Professional, of selecting 14 different angulations of origin of the lightings around the subject so as to be able to search every particular and make the image visible and stereoscopic as in the example:

50 Euro banknote
Annular light professional examples

1 Euro coin


Annular light
Annular light professional

Clicking on the keyboard you will have a visual demonstration of the illumination patterns.


Annular light professional examples

The use of the angulated light is suggested also to give prominence to the harshnesses or the conformation of the various surfaces.


Print screen (50X)
Print screen (50X)
Print point (200X)
Print point
Print screen (200X)
Print screen
Flexographic cliché (25X)
Flexographic cliché
Anilox cylinder (1550X)
Anilox cylinder
Engraved plate for offset printing (320X)
Engraved plate
for offset printing (320X)
Section of milk's carton (320X)
Section of milk's carton (320X)
Section of business card (475X)
Section of business card
Section of rubberized cloth (printing cliché) (75X)
Section of rubberized cloth (printing cliché) (75X)
Razor blade edge (750X)
Razor blade edge
Rim of the razor blade examined with coaxial light (750X)
Rim of the razor blade examined with coaxial light (750X)
Watch mechanism (100X)
Watch mechanism
Notes cardboard (50X)
Notes cardboard
Notes cardboard (320X)
Notes cardboard
White paper photocopy with traces of toner (320X)
White paper photocopy with traces of toner (320X)